Found June 03, 2012 on
With every year comes a group of new rookies. A guy like Cam Newton detonates on contact.
Some performers like Cam’s Panthers back-up Jimmy Clausen fairly or unfairly falls short of their inclusion in broadcast conversations that were repeated daily for months straight after the previous NFL season ended.
Then you have the third group that becomes top-shelf talent after spending a year or two of giving their blood, sweat and tears to the game.
Here are five of these guys that we feel will do it big in 2012.
To read this story and watch videos on all five players, please click the link below.
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FLOWERY BRANCH-The AJC recently released the “unofficial” depth chart for the Atlanta Falcons as they complete round one of OTAs.
There were several things that jumped off the page that are worth discussing. Please click the link below to read this story and watch a video from OTAs.
The Titans have said they will be having a true quarterback battle between Jake Locker and Matt Hasselbeck this offseason and they are staying true to their word and giving reps with the first team evenly to each in OTAs. Mike Munchak has said he feels so good about both that he’s not leaning either way on the matter, but that he’d like to have a quarterback named by the 3rd...
Last year around this time we were all trying to guess who would be the big breakout player for the Atlanta Falcons in 2011. It turned out that it was Sean Weatherspoon who vaulted himself into the limelight after putting in hardwork on both the practice and playing field. This year there are several players who are prime candidates who could break out over the 2012 season.
As part of our continuing meandering look on the Titans' offensive line this offseason, I thought I'd take a look at how the Titans were sacked in 2011. On the whole, the best way to describe how the Titans were sacked in 2011 is "not very often." Matt Hasselbeck and Jake Locker went down a combined 24 times, tied for second-fewest in the league.My favorite measure...